Academy Awards Best Dressed

27 Feb

Here are my choices for this years Academy Awards Best Dressed Females!

Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen.

1. Jessica Chastain- She looks like royalty in this stunning Alexander McQueen gown. By not overdoing it with the jewelry and hairstyle, she allows this dress the spotlight. Chastain definitely set high fashion standards on last night’s red carpet with this gown and made it hard to top!

2. Milla Jovovich-  She is both glitzy and glamorous looking in this beautiful Elie Saab gown. The fact that it’s one shoulder (instead of strapless) really brings the gown over-the-top. It’s beautiful the way the bottom of it effortlessly sweeps along the red carpet. The jewelry and handbag match the gown, but are offset by the pop of red lipstick. Elegant looking from head-to-toe.

3. Michelle Williams- She pulls off this unique Louis Vuitton gown without a hitch. This ensemble exemplifies how sweet-looking Michelle Williams can be from her pixie haircut, to the small accented silver bow. There aren’t many people out there who could wear this dress and look stunning in it the way she does; and because of that I think she deserves one of the top spots on my best dressed list.

4. Gwyneth Paltrow- She looks effortlessly beautiful in this form fitting Tom Ford gown and cape. She limited her jewelry to one sparkly cuff bracelet which adds just a bit of glitz without taking away from the simple elegance of this ensemble. One of the best looks I’ve ever seen on her.

Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab.

5. Stacy Keibler- She set herself apart in this stunning gold Marchesa gown. She always looks great on the red carpet, and last night was no exception. From her classic side-swept hair to the bold accented flower she really looks flawless. Even though she was there with George Clooney, all eyes were on her!

6. Emma Stone- She took a chance with this fuchsia Jean-Baptiste Grenouille gown and it paid off. Some people think the bow is too much, but I think the dress wouldn’t have been as Oscar worthy if it didn’t have that something that set it apart. This is the Oscars, go big or go home! It is very flattering on her, and the color really pops against her skin tone. I think this was a stunning choice for this young actress.

7. Octavia Spencer- She is a vision in this hand-beaded, ivory silk tulle Tadashi Shoji gown. I don’t believe she could have picked a more figure-flattering gown than this one. She exuded radiance even before she took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress!

8. Penelope Cruz- She flows across the red carpet like a dream in this lavender, off the shoulder Armani Prive gown. She adds glitz with her diamond jewelry, and class with her old Hollywood hairstyle. Every aspect of this ensemble works together beautifully.

9.Viola Davis- You couldn’t help but notice Viola Davis last night in this stand-out emerald green Vera Wang gown. It is so unique, and incredibly figure-flattering. Who knew she had such a great body? Now we all do! I don’t feel the wristband was necessary, but other than that I think she is truly red carpet worthy in this stunner of a gown.

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton.

10. Angelina Jolie- She looks glamorous in this strapless black velvet Versace gown. She was not shy about showing off her leg in this high-slit gown, posing in the same position the entire evening (including when she presented an Oscar). But that’s what the slit’s there for so might as well take advantage and show it off at every opportunity! Also, the choice of red lipstick really makes the overall look that much more glamorous. Last night we finally saw the attention getting side of her that has been lacking. Definitely a show stopping number!

… Stay tuned for my Worst Dressed list!

Stacy Keibler (with Geroge Clooney) in Marchesa.

Emma Stone in Jean-Baptiste Grenouille.

Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji.

Penelope Cruz in Armani Prive.

Viola Davis in Vera Wang.

Angelina Jolie in Versace.


2 Responses to “Academy Awards Best Dressed”

  1. Jan the Fan February 27, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

    Love all your pics…worry about Angie…if the camera adds 10 pounds, then she’s in trouble! Glen Close was also STUNNING last night!

    • Ekstead February 27, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

      I agree, Glen was gorgeous!

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